Age Discrimination – Federal Employment Law

By Thomas McKinney

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 protects employees and job applicants who are 40 years of age or older from discrimination based on their age with respect to hirings, terminations, promotions, reductions-in-force, compensation, benefits, assignments, and trainings or any other terms or conditions of employment.   The employer must have 20 or more employees in order for the Age Discrimination in Employment Act to apply.  The Age Discrimination in Employment Act also makes it illegal to retaliate against a person who files a claim of age discrimination or agrees to testify or assist with litigation or investigation into a claim brought pursuant to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

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March 8, 2010 – Castronovo & McKinney, LLC – NJ Employment Attorneys

About the Author
Tom McKinney is an experienced NJ Employment Lawyer in all major areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, overtime violations, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, LAD, FLSA, and all other employment law claims. Tom is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to forming the firm, Tom practiced at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, NJ. If you have any questions regarding this article, contact Tom here today.